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    October 1, 2012
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this morning on "world news now" -- count down to the debate in denver. >> the candidates are busy cramming ahead of wednesday night's face-off which will put a focus on jobs and the economy. it is monday, october 1st. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good monday morning, everybody. i'm paula faris. >> i'm john muller. i threw my scripts in the garbage had to fish them back out. that's strange. >> an indicator of the kind of monday we are having. >> rob nelson is off this morning. we well have debate preparation and predictions coming up. this half-hour, a solemn moment in the longest war, u.s. troop deaths in afghanistan have reached a grim milestone. >> then, eye-popping new numbers
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about kids and television. you are going to be surprised just how many hours they take in every day, even babies glued to the tube. and you know, i know in our home it's on just as background as well. >> i watched so much tv. so when i see the reports i say, i seem to be doing all right. >> well, you know. >> yeah, may be debatable. later, if it is monday morning must be time to recap nfl sunday action along with how we did with our picks. paula is rocking by the way. just tell you how you guys did as well. >> as my parents say, pride cometh before the fall. i will stay humble. >> i will brag for you. could be a pivotal moment in the presidential campaign. two candidates face off in denver wednesday night. just two days from today. >> the showdown the first of three between president obama and mitt romney. as abc's david kerley reports, both sides are trying to manage expectations. >> reporter: mitt romney went to
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church, but this sunday wasn't a day just for prayers it's preparation. cramming by the candidates for their big debate. and republican chris christie made a bold prediction on abc's this week. >> every time mitt romney has been confronted in this campaign with one of these moments heap has come through in the debate and performed extraordinarily well. i have absolute confidence when we get to thursday morning, george, you are going to be shaking your race, it's a brand new race. >> reporter: christie is way off the romney campaign script. they're trying to lowe er eer expectations. >> president obama is a very gifted speaker. the man has been on the national stage many years. this is milt's first time on this stage. >> reporter: paul ryan, vice presidential nominee preparing for his own debate avoided giving details of the romney tax plan even when he was pressed. >> you haven't given me the math. >> well, i don't have the, it would take me too long to go through all the math. >> reporter: the president is in nevada tonight for what insiders call three days of debate camp at a resort outside of las
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vegas. they too are trying to lower expectations and believe accounts that the romney campaign is convinced debates are about moments. >> the idea that i am anti-immigrant is repulsive. >> romney will come armed with several one-liners. >> clearly, they have been practicing zirng angers and linr months. that's not what the american people are looking for. >> the president is being coached to be crisper and shorten his answers. the former democratic candidate says mr. obama need to avoid being irritable. >> he has to relax, show a little sense of humor. show why he is lookable. >> reporter: the debate wednesday night is set for 90 minutes and will be entirely on domestic issues. the first half on jobs and the economy. the second half on health care and other issues. david kerley, abc news, the white house. >> looking forward tight. >> starts at 9:00. eastern. live. >> side-by-side in director's chairs. >> look you and i. sure they'll be sharing a beer. >> yeah. >> not really.
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>> not so much. >> interesting though, the majority of americans, i think two to one, think president obama is going to win. but, still this could, this still could prove to be a huge opportunity for him. i think it was back, when john kerry was going against w, and i think he was behind eight points. after that debate, that one of the crucial presidential debates it was basically a one-point race at that point. so. >> he need a night like that. and mitt romney did very well in the -- in the, debates during the primaries. very well. belt better than a lot. he need one of those nights. >> he has been preparing for the debates for three years. >> there you go. sure they got it all memorized. they got their zirngz reangers . the government's troubled gun tracking program, called fast and furious. dozens of more weapons rather that were part of the investigation are being linked to crimes in mexico. our partners at univision, report 57 pref yufsly
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undiscovered guns connect to fast and furious have now been found at the sites of murders, kidnappings and brutal massacres. breaking news from afghanistan overnight. nato says three of its troops have been killeden a bombing. the interpreter also died. this comes after an american service member was killed over the weekend in a fire fight with afghan troops. abc's mohamed lila reports. >> reporter: some are describing this as a fire fight between american troops and the afghan soldiers they were working alongside. for reasons that aren't yet clear it appears there was some sort of confrontation at one of the many check points that american troops are often stationed at. there was an exchange of gunfire. at first the coalition called it an "insider attack" at the hand of afghan forces. later they said, the taliban might have been involved. now whatever the reason, the 2,000th american killed in afghanistan is a grim milestone. this comes just as we are days away from the 11-year anniversary of combat in afghanistan. and there is another number to
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kid. 68,000 american troops are now in afghanistan and increasingly under threat not just from their enemies, but also their so-called allies. m the family of a california woman is hoping for answers after she was killed in a hail of bullets fired by a border patrol agent. candles and flowers honor the dead woman valeria alverto, leaves behind five children. alverto tried to run down the agent. something her husband just cannot believe. >> i want justice, yes. who ever shot my wife, who ever the guy he is, he needs to get shot. he needs to get justice served. he don't shoot a person. >> heartbroken family members, held a car wash, trying to raise enough to give her a proper burial. what started as an argument outside a veterans of foreign wars post ended with two people dead and another critically
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injured in winter springs, florida. a charity motorcycle ride about to get under way when gunmen stormed the preride breakfast and opened fire. police detained several people and confiscated their weapons. set of keys that could have potentially devastating impact across new york city if they fell into the wrong hands or hand of terrorists turned up on ebay. "new york post" reporting, a retired new jersey locksmith is selling sets of five keys that can control almost any elevator in new york city, cut power to side scrapers, open subway gates and access construction sites and one world trade center. a reporter working undercover bought a set for $150. scary stuff. a look at your monday forecast. stormy weather moving into alabama, the florida panhandle, parts of georgia, south florida could see a thunderstorm by afternoon. a great day for working outside if you are in new england. cooler air moving into the upper midwest. minneapolis, 70. 10-degree drop from yesterday. this could be the warmest day of the year in san francisco.
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seattle is pleasant and dry. little weakake-up call for parents. how much tv do you think your kids are watching? a few hours a day. probably a lot more. researchers say, children between the ages of 8 months and 8 years are exposed to nearly four hours of background television every day. and kids in the poorest families even more. they were exposed to between 5 and 6 hours every day. the solution, the authors of the study recommend turning off the tv at meal and play times. ironically, i let my kids watch a program in the morning before school. and then usually one during dinner because -- >> during dinner. the sacred hour? >> they eat their food. >> they are young. very young actually. >> the only way i can set them to sit at the table and eat. >> they're younger than i mentioned. as long as kids are getting out and exercising and doing home work and all the other
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things me personally, i watched a ton of cartoons as a kid. and like i said it didn't do me any damage. >> damage, huh. >> far as i know. >> my parents were adamant. i could watch half-hour in the morning. half-houren the evening. >> that's it. >> man. >> watching scooby doo before school. >> scooby dooby doo. >> did i do that out loud? >> sorry. >> old man withers. watched a lot of tv. wasn't my favorite. >> it's all coming out. you think you are normal. the toys run the gamut from low to high tech. >> all on display at the international toy show in new york. high tech tablets, robots, remote control gadgets everywhere. >> among the must have, matel's monster themed dolls with names, frankie stein and draculaura. freaky flaws. i can't even read this. so disappointing.
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down to the wire, europe owns the ryder cup once again. this pains me. they complete an historic come back from a four-point deficit. >> brutal loss for team usa poised to within the cup for the third time since '99. three time u.s. golfers cam to the 17th with a chance to win they couldn't close the deal. man. golf fan? >> ryder cup. europeans have won seven of the last eight. steve stricker and tiger woods both went over. >> and going against a bunch of nations. is that a cop out. >> listen, listen. the tough thing. this happened at medina, suburbs of chicago, on our turf. couldn't pull it off. almost insurmountable lead. >> love your passion about golf. serious, not kidding. what's coming up -- a week of nfl action on the books. >> going to sit down with espn
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radio new york's jason page to run through highlights. low lights and white castleburgers. >> nice. >> uh-huh. all coming up. ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by lysol power and free. hange the way we. it's time to free ourselves from the smell and harshness of bleach. and free ourselves from worrying about the ones we love. new lysol power & free has more cleaning power than bleach. how? the secret is the hydrogen peroxide formula. it attacks tough stains and kills 99.9% of germs. new lysol power & free. powerful cleaning that's family friendly. another step forward in our mission for health.
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welcome back, everybody. yet another outstanding sunday in the nfl. plenty of drama and some fantastic endings. here once again to talk about it all, jason page of espn radio,
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new york. >> can we just skip? >> white castle. >> the first week i just wanted to eat. >> we have devoured six of these between the two of us. class, class, class, white castle for you today. couple games, starting with the pats/bills, had a chance to open 21-7 before the half. then the pats, scored 150 points. >> there you go, battle of two of the top in the afc. how about the patriots, down 21-7. texting people, ha, buffalo is going to win. picked the bills to win. before i can blink, 52-28, new england. you got the sense, tom brady said "enough is enough." went into buffalo last year. lost a tight game. kind of kick-started the bills' season. kind of high on that game. looked like tom brady and bill belichick were not going to allow that to happen. very impressed what we saw out of new england. you know they're good
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offensively. can they get enough stops defensively? >> yeah, 19-2, tom brady against the bills. packers needed a strong game. rebound from the monday night, what did they call it, fail mary pass. >> yeah, yeah. >> sending the saints home, 0-4. >> can you believe it? the new orleans' saints. >> i need to eat. >> great game, great game last year, against the san francisco 49ers. >> do not put food in my face, i will eat it. they're 0-4. hard to believe, what moxie, what great character shown by the green bay packers. handled it well all week. said all the right things. almost get a terrible call late by the real officials who are back. able to do enough late to hang on and beat new orleans. new orleans, lost a lot of close games. >> drew brees has been performing, 446 yards passing in this game. and we had late-game heroics. a couple of undefeated teams, 4-0. falcons, cardinals.
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>> falcons/cardinals, looked like cam newton and panthers had bounced back off a tough loss against the giants in week three. they come out play a great game on the road in atlanta. only to have the falcons dash their hopes. here is atlanta on their own 1 yard line. a men out left, 59 seconds. matt ryan, what amounts to a hail mary. 60 yards down the field. roddy white catches it. game winning field goal for matt ryan. and then how can you forget arizona, now 4-0, most unlikely story of the season. >> nobody saw it coming. >> in overtime come from behind. on a day they didn't have their best stuff. beat miami dolphins. in overtime. the dolphins. two straight losses in overtime. >> texas the other team, 4-0, just offer this to you now. i know you have a lot riding on the big eagles/giants game. how did that end? how did it end? >> terrible pass interference call against the giants. the right call. it was the right call. and ran down the defenders, tried to get to the football.
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you can't do that. the offensive pass interference, backs up the giants. and what would have been a 43-yard field goal, into a 53-yard field goal. what happens. comes up two yards short. >> go ahead and eat. >> i will eat. giants 2-2. eagles, nfc east, atop it, 3-1. >> cheers, jason page, espn radio new york. at always a pleasure. up next, the results of our nfl picks competition. somebody went 4-0. >> not me. >> not you. sorry. cheers. ♪
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welcome back now that we have some of the highlights out of the way. time for our weekly updates from the "world news now" nfl picks competition. >> we are joined by the commish,
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jack sheehan. jack, the ladies love you. get us started. >> reminder where we were last week. our featured games, a couple of which jason touched on. we had to choose between san diego/kansas city. cincinnati/jacksonville. rob's saints/green bay. and last night's giants/eagles slugfest. paula, you did rather well. >> how well did i do? >> tell us about it. >> man, oh, man. you all did well. >> i was 4-0, rob, 3-1. nation, thank you for voting, everybody. 3-1. and jack, the commish, 3-1. >> there you go. not bad. >> good week. you guys can hold your head up. paula. 4-0. i just don't get it. you have the hotline. >> i do. >> to the heavens. >> i dent know. >> how about for the season. >> for the season all very tight. paula, rob, fans of wnn football nation all at 10-6. the commish is bringing up the
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rear, sorry, commish. you are 8-8. >> terrible. can we find another way? to say that? >> bottom of the division. >> take that though. >> when you are not getting the point spreads. it's sg elomething else. >> if jason brought us the highlights. now time for the low lights. >> oh, no. >> here is the lowlights. san francisco, absolutely destroying the new york football jets. >> yeah. the score. >> a cream. >> it was 34-0. the sanchise, he was 13-29. threw for 103 yards and a pick. that was the play right there. that santonio holmes was lost on. went all the way for a 49ers touchdown. the fans absolutely evacuated the stadium. >> did you want to be the team that played san francisco after they lost? >> forget about that. it doesn't get any easier for the jetsies.
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to create a mesmerizing experience in your home. try the new color changing candle. something in the air wick. all right, everybody. it is time for "the mix." let's get going. pumpkin growing. it is, must be fall, october 1st. talking about giant pumpkins. say again? >> they're fruits. >> they're fruits. i didn't know that. we digress. listen to this. a guy grew a pumpkin, worth $15,000 to him, at the tops fair in green, rhode island. biggest pumpkin ever. 2,009 pounds. >> how many pound? >> 2,009. more than most nfl lines combined. >> a ton. >> a ton, yes, well done. apparently he is a regular on the pumpkin growing circuit. won $5,000 for the first
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prize. $10,000 for the first to ever break the elusive one-ton barrier. so a barrier they're shooting for the he go out. the previous recordholder had an 1,800. this one blew out the record by 200 pound. >> i would say. i would say. the drought is good for pumpkins. >> remarkable. >> okay. were you under the notion that most people over 50 or 50% over 50 have gray hair. >> i would think so. >> you don't have any. >> i'm not over 50. >> you don't have any. >> one. saw it the other day. >> 50% over 50, are gray. a fallacy. according to britter journal of dermology, they say one in ten over 60 are still enjoying the same hair color from their younger years. yes, prgray hair in men and wom less than thought. susan sarandon that is her all natural color. >> yourself, any grays? >> i had no gray until i started
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this job. now i have seven spreading out. couple other little factoids. gray hair is more common in men than women. 78 to 71%. in men most likely to start in the temples. >> i have one right here. a jet black hair, you go gray faster than if you have brownish, blondish. >> it blend. black stand out. >> cornell students. smarty pants, ivy league schools, studious, not so much. they're going the dance, ga gangnam. one person on a folding chair. popped out. the next, grew around the first dancer. second layer of dancers joined. the aerial shot. storming the plaza. they got some moves. and not just smart kids. >> how is that again? do your impression, gangnam impression. >> if you join me. just join me. come on. i'll do the gangnam. here we go.
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this morning on "world news now" -- debate countdown. candidates doing some last minute cramming to give voters some reality instead of rhetoric. >> the two men square off in their first debate in two days -- a few days anyway. it's monday, october 1st. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." it's all good this monday morning. i'm paula faris. >> i'm john muller. rob nelson has the morning off. we will have the latest as candidates prepare to go head-to-head this week. first a look at some of the stories we are following this half-hour. >> leindsay lohan's latest. what would monday morning be without a brush with the law for
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lilo. only this time she says she is the victim of the crime and not perpetrator. >> an interesting one. you will enjoy it. don't go in the water, a new threat at some of the nation's lakes, not as harmless as it might look. >> that was a foul story. don't want to go anywhere near the water. and can be deadly as well. in power and offline. how some well known and powerful people don't use e-mail. could you survive without e-mail? >> can't imagine how you would do it. using snail mail and making phone calls. >> i could go without it. i would text everybody. my e-mails are short to the point. >> i am all about the text. i don't want to talk to anybody. happy birthday. >> will you talk to them? >> yes. first on this monday, with just two days you mentioned earlier until the first presidential debate. our new poll out shows president obama way ahead in the expectations game. >> in our abc news/"washington po" poll, 63% of registered voters, a two to one margin
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expect president obama to win the upcoming debate and the election. that is the biggest lead so far when it comes to expectations. >> when it comes to the race itself and support for each candidate a lot closer with the president leading 49% to 47%. we get more ones when day's debate in denver from abc's karen traversrs. >> reporter: president obama arrived in nevada for three days of what campaign aide are calling debate camp. he took a break to rally supporters in the critical battleground state. >> i believe in you. and i ask you to keep on believing in me. >> reporter: both the president and mitt romney will hunker down over the next few days as they huddle with senior advisers to prepare for wednesday's high-stakes showdown in denver. in recent days aides to both campaigns have been bending overbackwards to compliment their opponent. and downplay expectation for their side. new jersey governor chris christie set a high bar for romney. >> this is the first moment when the american people are going to be able to see the two guys side
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by side laying out their vision unfiltered. i think that will be a purrfowe moment for mitt romney. >> reporter: they're preparing for romney to come armed. >> they've been practicing zingers for months. >> reporter: abc news political analyst, matt dowd says at this point, romney and obama advisers are style over substance. >> the debates that have changed people's mind are about physical characteristics and mannerisms in the modernage and not substance of policy issues. >> reporter: both have challenges, the president needs to keep his answers short to avoid sounding like the professor he was before the white house. romney must come across relatable and really connect with voters. karen travers, abc news, washington. >> hmm. >> all right. >> talking about the whole style not substance. style? >> style is important. and particularly just likability, what people feel like they, they feel like they
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have a comfort zone with you. it's important. >> i don't think any body has prepared more so than mitt romney. expecting 50 million to 60 million eyeballs. >> how many zingers stuffed in their coat. got the zinger. bang. >> pull it out, boom. >> good sound bites coming up. >> as chris christie said. he is going to be able to walk and chew gum at the same time. >> yes. >> okay. one way to put it. >> the first of three debates between the two men. really this is, the real important one. getting done to the wire. romney looking for a turnaround. this is big. >> this one is about domestic policy. the next one will be foreign policy. the third one will be a mix of both of them. so this coming wednesday, 9:00, 90 minutes. sit side by side, like two bar stools. >> directors chairs. >> sans the beer. overseas now we go where the u.s. war in afghanistan reached a grim milestone. the death toll reached 2,000 after an american service member died over the weekend. the soldier was killed in a fire
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fight between u.s. and afghan forces. nato hasn't said whether it considers the incident an insider or attack or the result of a misunderstanding. the fbi is investigating a shooting death of a california mother by a border patrol agent. candles and flowers honor the dead woman, valeria alvardo leaves behind her husband and five children. border patrol claims she drove into a plain clothesed agent, serving an arrest warrant in the neighborhood. the supreme court begins its new term, poised to rule on affirmative action, voting rights and same-sex marriage. ahead of the session, six of nine justices attended the red mass at saint matthew's cathedr cathedral. the archbishop asked the judges to consider what is best for society rather than what is popular for handing down devisions. new drama unfolding for lindsay lohan this morning. what started as a night of partying in a new york hotel room ended with a scuffle with a
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former congressional aide. now police are frying to sort out accusations from both sides. we have the latest now from lucy yang of wabc in new york. >> reporter: so what happened at the w hotel in union square? troubled actress lindsay lohan claims she was assaulted twice. police are not pressing charges turning this into a case of she said/he said. >> i an not surprised. i don't probably believe her story. >> reporter: lohan says she met a man at the one oak club and brought her back to the 15th floor hotel room. identified as christian labella from california, pictures with celebrities and politicians, from facebook page. lohan claims he took pictures of her on his cell phone. when she snatched the phone. she claims he pushed her on the bed and choked her in the stairwell. when she pulled the fire alarm for help. lovella was arrested taken to the 13th precinct. by sunday afternoon assault
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charges were dropped. both sides now claiming to be the victim. >> i think it is a difficult case. i mean who is going to prove it? >> reporter: the hotel had no comment. workers moved the planters blocking the w hotel sign. lindsay is currently on probation for a necklace theft incident. earlier this month, a pedestrian accused her of clipping him as she drove to another new york city nightclub. >> lindsay needs to focus on her own life and make sure she is in a better place. >> who is it? >> lindsay lohan. >> i don't have any idea who it is. >> an actress. >> no. >> reporter: we understand there was a third person in the hotel room. he is not allowed to discuss the details. but did inform us on his twitter page. lohan is now safe. other hotel guests who heard the alarm go off at 6:00 sunday morning tell me they had no idea there was such a back story to this inconvenience. lucy yang, abc news, new york. arnold schwarzenegger's tell-all memoir released to day.
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the former california governor is talking about how he kept secrets from maria shriver in their 25 year marriage. in an interview with 60 minutes. schwarzenegger admits his behavior fathering a child with the housekeeper, deep leap hurt those closest to him. >> i inflicted tremendous pain on maria and -- and unbelievable pain on the kids. >> schwarzenegger says there were other affairs over the years. details are something that is between him and maria. and in just a few hours on "good morning america," arnold schwarzenegger sits down with george stephanopoulos for his first live interview since the scandal broke. he says that he has an inability to be honest with people. this is basically how he carried himself, his entire life. and he says i have hurt those closest. the way i handle things. it always worked. it doesn't. not the best thing for people around me. because i sometimes, some information i kept to myself rather. he says it's -- that's the way he was trained as a former mr. universe. don't display those emotions at all. >> secrecy worked for him for a
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lot of his career. it's biting him on the back end. >> can you imagine, not telling his wife he is running for governor, not telling her he is having heart surgery. the kind of stuff. normal day-to-day stuff. >> everything arnold schwarzenegger does is larger than life. and he is something, man. >> going to read his book? >> if it was in the newsroom. and saw it. i would pick it up and read it. run to the bookstore, order from amazon. i don't know. i would read it. if you have it. give tight me i will read it. >> poignant reminder here in new york, sacrifices so many made in response to the 9/11 attacks. thousand of runners took part over the weekend in the annual tunnel to towers run. >> named for steven siller, a new york city fire fighter who died that day. the race retraces the path siller took from the brooklyn battery tunnel to world trade center wearing 60 pounds of gear strapped to his back. he ran through the tunnel with all the gear on to a burning building. an amazing guy. a much different kind of
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competition we'll show you. one that pits man against deer. with spectacular results. >> skateboarders, fully equipped with safety gear headed down the mountain, all going well. until a deer seemingly appears out of nowhere. slams into one of the borders. >> we are told the deer wasn't injured. the skateboarder probably just still eating dust. got to look out for the deer. >> it is so true. deer crossings, car or skateboarder. looks like a bed check. like a hockey check. >> check this out. yeah. >> yeah. >> thank goodness he is okay. looks kind of steep. like it falls off a little bit. >> are we sure the deer is okay? >> guess we are sure the skateboarder is okay. the deer apparently ran off with a decent looking stride. assuming the rest. >> yes, we have been told the deer is doing just fine. bambi is okay, everybody. let's all relax. coming up, as much a part of our lives as eating or breathing. we are talking about e-mail. some times we can't escape
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e-mail but would lack to right. turns out some of the world's most powerful people don't have it. >> that's hard to believe. first, though more than a menace, algae taking over america's lakes. this green slime isn't just an eyesore. it is downright dangerous. you are watching "world news now". ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by hotwire.com. l year for the big race in chicago, but i can only afford one trip. and i just found out my best friend is getting married in l.a. there's no way i'm missing that. then i heard about hotwire and i realized i could actually afford both trips. see, when really nice hotels have unsold rooms, they use hotwire to fill them. so i got my four-star hotels for half-price! >> men: ♪ h-o-t-w-i-r-e ♪ hotwire.com >> announcer: save big on car rentals too, from $12.95 a day. it's time to change the way we clean.
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all right. welcome back. now a story about the nation's lakes being invaded by a slimy enemy. there is nothing nice about this stuff. it is smelly and looks bad. >> all that and it is dangerous. abc's jim avila went to wisconsin, put on some waders and got into the story. literally. >> reporter: it is an assault on nearly all of the senses. a living, breathing, growing, toxic organism, known as blue-green algae and it is worst this month. >> that is very much alive. >> reporter: gosh, the smell is bad. caking america's lakes so thick, the swirling slime can be seen in photos from space. >> people that used to be hereafter a couple years said we can't handle it and left.
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>> reporter: tom runs the marina in wisconsin or tries to. >> nobody will swim or boat in it. >> reporter: it not only looks bad and smells bad it is toxic. those who are unlucky enough to fallen without a suit look this get sick. pretty fast. dan jenkins didn't go in the lake next to his house. his dog casey did. >> he is covered in this carpet of green slime. >> reporter: it made breathing difficult. within weeks. >> casey had started walking side ways. >> reporter: 72 hours later he died. and his owner dan was partially paralyzed. >> it hit me hard. walking around look that it would make me mad. it was a fight. >> reporter: he hasn't recovered. a joint investigation by abc news and the food and environment reporting network found more than 100 reported illnesses due to blue-green algae exposure. >> essentially if we don't solve this problem somebody is going to die. >> reporter: ohio state's dr.
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jeffrey reuter is the foremost authority on blue-green algae and he says it is a nationwide problem caused by farm fertilizer runoff. the cure he says is convincing farmers to carefully fertilize so nutrients stay on the fields and not in the water. >> other wise the blooms are going to continue to grow, the human health problems that we see are going to increase. >> reporter: assaulting our senses, our economy, and our health. jim avila, abc news, wisconsin. >> that is nasty stuff. >> the wisconsin department of natural resources says the best way to treat this is naturally. but, they say that it could take several years to get rid of it come fleetl completely, a large amount of lake erie, third of the surface covered. >> cut big time into the fishing industry there. in more or less every state. peaks august through september. nearly every state in the union. clear rereally bad there. in the great lakes area. >> scientific term, cyano
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bacteria. cyano greek for blue. >> right. a condition most of us could ever imagine. >> in this connected day and age, what is it look to not use e-mail? can we all dream about that? the answer when we come
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♪ >> so we have our smartphones, iphones, nanos, everything else, right. all the electronic gadgets we can't live without. >> most of us anyway can't live without them. some of our nation's most powerful women who are blissfully disconnected pulling it off some how. abc's tanya rivera has details. who ever hillary clinton is
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e-mailing not head of homeland security. janet napolitano revealed this shocker. >> what does your security look like? >> don't laugh. i don't use e-mail. >> reporter: jennifer lawrence is a fierce shot. in real life, the actress won't shoot off an e-mail. >> because the internet scares me. it never ends. like the universe. >> reporter: we are not laughing, we are jealous. it seems the more powerful you are, the less you need what the rest of us breathe. ♪ oh, rocket man >> reporter: elton john may sing about galaxy travel, but despises cell phones and the web. warren buffett bearish on technology. angelina jolie jokes about her technophobia. and last year wynonna ryder. >> the man doesn't e-mail or carry a phone. >> i am a millionaire that's the
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difference. >> reporter: the lack of access? >> for me it doesn't matter. you see, i think it is you who is sweating this. >> reporter: okay, christopher walken. for us working stiffs we can't escape technology, morning, noon, and night. the power to unplug is a luxury we can't afford. well, maybe just this once. tuning in and logging out, tanya rivero, abc news, new york. >> i dream of turning it off. >> you can. you can. >> i can. but i'll get in trouble. it brings us to our facebook question of the day. >> we want to know honestly hong do you think you could go without e-mail. log on to wnnfans.com. and weigh in. >> i think i would rather. i honestly think i could go without e-mail except for work purposes, i would probably get fired. i look communicating in short sentences, get right to the point. i can do the texting. >> all about the text. text is my favorite. check it out, with the
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enough is enough. d-con baits are specially formulated to kill in one feeding. guaranteed. d-con. get out. all right, finally this half-hour. a little segment we call "insomniac theater." this week, a review of the time travel thriller "looper." >> joining us here with her thoughts. amanda van allen, that beautiful smile. good morning, amanda. you saw "looper?" >> i did. i had an incredible time at the movies this weekend. i did not expect to. i loved it. critics were giving this rave
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reviews. everybody said "go see it." i did. i loved it. we had joseph gordon levitt, emily blunt, a great cast, it was really fun. it was -- a forward-thinking movie, honestly. kind of merged sci-fi, mystery, suspense, a thriller. it was a lot of fun. and really great. the only thing that i didn't like about it was the ending. why do people do that to movies? they have a great movie then they end it in -- >> do you like the happy ending? >> it wasn't not a happy ending. it was just one of those "wait, that's it?" >> no closure? >> no closure. >> how was bruce willis? effective? >> he was really great. you didn't know who to root for. do you root for the future? or the past? and it's really cool. a lot of fun. let's check out what some of our movie-goers had to say about it. >> a really great one in terms
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of combining sci-fi with true human dramas. >> i just didn't like it ended so quickly. i felt like i wanted to see more. that's a good thing i guess. >> "looper" by far had the best plot, best action. and i think it was great. i like it a lot. >> i am a fan of the director, ryan johnson. i liked it. this was a huge step forward for him artistically. >> everybody really had a good time in the film. i agree. >> thing about time travel. never been disappointed. >> it wasn't the typical time travel movie, very forward-thinking. everybody should go see it. i am giving it 4 out of 5 stars. huge for me. >> you're tough. >> which is huge. a great movie. must-see, you should go check it out. everybody should go check it out. >> you know what we are going to do right now. we are going to travel back in time. >> we are. >> yeah. >> this whole show. you don't, you have no idea what is coming up next.
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this morning on "world news now" -- airport anxiety. new trouble for the tsa. >> in the latest security breach, a loaded .38 caliber gun makes it through undetected. it's monday, october 1st. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> october 1st, how did this happen? >> there are 12 months in the year. >> a big snowball from here. everybody, i'm john muller. rob nelson is off. >> i'm paula faris. we'll get to the tsa under the
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microscope. the expectation game two days before the vice presidential debate. the two sides offer up battle plans as well as predictions. the first of three between the two guys. >> look forward tight. christmas coming early for a little boy who could really use the cheer. now, his entire neighborhood is getting in the spirit. then what is black and white and booed all over? >> yes, afterwards. the refs. >> the replacement refs who are now talking about their time filling in on the field and that infamous monday night they're calling the fail mary. >> the fail mary. >> not the hail mary. >> coined recently or have that almost out of the gate? >> just read it on espn. >> the immaculate reception and failed mary. cool. there are new questions about airport security this morning. twice in the past few days loaded guns have actually gotten past tsa agents.
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>> reporter: just one day earlier in orlando they missed another loaded gun. this time, in a fire fighter's carry-on bag. that gun made it on to the plane. >> scary, but surprising. >> i would say generally i have found them very thorough. >> some in congress worry this has all become business as usual. >> unfortunately, the reports that i get, it's not just this one weapon. hundred of items every day. it can't be tolerates.
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that the officer was fired. as for the record on security. the tsa said it had many successes. confiscating, 1,100 weapons this year. 21 guns just last week alone. still when it comes to all the blunders many now think the tsa's own screeners need better screenings themselves. it goes back to the educational requirements they were allowed to putten place, not high enough in my view. it is a tough job, of course. 2 million people screened every year. four firearms on a day average. >> 2 million every day. >> amazing. >> isn't that unreal. >> 2 million people. four firearms every day they get. >> how many times have you actually gone through it though?
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i know this happened to me several times. the screener i feel like isn't really looking at the monitor. >> really. >> just letting things go on through. what is crazy. some times, one item will be -- i will have the say exact itemen my bag the next time. and it won't be flagged. >> rhyme or reason? >> there isn't any. >> the agency stresses they take the incidents seriously and will conduct a full review. >> frightening. >> very frightening. two days until the president obama and mitt romney squaring off in the first debate. going to be held in denver. today the president is doing prep work in nevada while his challenger travels to denver for an evening campaign rally. familiar faces are going to hit the talk shows for a preview. >> president obama is a very gifted speaker. the man has been on the national stage for many years. this is mitt's first time on this kind of a stage. but he has got to relax. he has got to show a little sense of humor. he is going to show why he is
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likeable. >> wednesday evening's debate, at university of denver will focus on domestic issues. >> jobs, economy, health care, et cetera. >> they will have a suitcase full of zingers preparred to hurl back and forth at each other. >> i thought it was interesting. the expectations. people expect, president obama, by 2 to 1 to win the election. that's not who they're endorsing. if you look at a year ago. by an 18-point margin. thought the president would lose. just in a matter of one year. >> expect him to win the debate convincing low as well. when it comes to the race. much closer. when it comes to the race. it shows mitt romney at 49. losing to obama, with 47. so much closer in that regard. >> so the first one wednesday. then we have two more coming up. >> the biggest one no doubt about it. >> 36 days to go. >> my goodness. >> not that we are counting. as the war in afghanistan
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winds down the u.s. mill terry has reached a grim new milestone. 2,000 service members have now died in the war. the latest casualty, it was over the weekend when a soldier dieden a fire fight with afghan troops. an american civilian contractor was also killed in the battle. there are new findings in the government's botched gun tracking program known as fast and furious. with dozens more firearms linked to crimes in mexico. univision reports 57 previously undiscovered guns connected to fast and furious have been found at the sites of murders, kidnappings and at lest two massacres. a detroit area woman who collected welfare despite winning a million dollar lotter yae she has ben found dead of a possible drug overdose. amanda clayton on pro bracing for fraud and paid back $5,500 to the state of michigan. over the weekend friends found the troubled lottery winner, dead holding her 1 1/2-year-old daughter the they say she only
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had 67,000 dollars left from her winnings. and lindsay lohan in the middle of a new drama this morning in what seems to be a story of he said/she said. lohan claims she was assaulted at her new york hotel room by former congressional aide christian labela during an argument over cell phone picture. police arrested him. then let him go. saying there was not enough evidence to hold him. one of the nation's biggest or busiest freeways will be open in time for this morning's commute. after major weekend road work. shut down of interstate 405 in los angeles planned for weeks with warnings going out about massive gridlock and detours. according to city mayor, motorists avoided the area and repair went smoothly. >> caltrans, took advantage of the low sure to do seven weeks of work this weekend. fewer lane closuresen the future and saving of $150,000 in maintenance costs for taxpayers. now the anticipated traffic
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nightmare, followed a similar closure last year. carmageddon. a look at your weather. atlanta, mobile, tallahassee could see severe weather. 70 miles an hour. nice day in the northeast, new england, and showers in the carolinas by afternoon. >> hopefully a good day to sleep. i am tired after my big weekend with my college girlfriend. i feel look i could pass out. you may have to carry me the rest of the show. record heat in southern california. l.a., could push 100 degrees. warmer than usual in phoenix at 102. mostly 60s, 70s, in the nation's midsection. miami is right where it should be. 89 degrees. all right. well the navy in thailand. the latest graupoup to go gangn style. a few dozen sailors do their thing at the pace on the tourist island. >> it took three days for the navy to film and edit this masterpiece. a spokesman said the sailors wanted to change their usually serious image to something more
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fun and why not. since, everybody is going gangnam style. 330 million times that tune has been watched. it's number one in auralia. and the uk. it's, it is catchy. >> it is catchy. no doubt. >> right here. come on. >> lickke a horsey. >> you made me do it. the instigator. coming up. the neighborhood joining together to give a boy a christmas to remember. a story you will remember. >> the new national punchline. replacement refs get a pretty good rap the last few weeks. we sit down with one that was on field during the fail mary. you are watching "world news now." ♪ doesn't have to take longer. lean i'm done. i'm gonna read one of these.
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♪ all they friends just watch her ♪ ♪ we got to get them to play a faster tune. you are going to go down for the count. hang in there, paula. welcome back on this monday after the first full nfl sunday will real referees. guessing, depending on your perspective you were happy they are back or maybe not. >> glad to see football regardless. >> me too. i'm glad they're back. >> with the real refs back, the replacements have some time on their hands. their hand. abc's john schifrin, you spoke with them as well. >> i did.
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>> reporter: on three, let's go refs. this nfl sunday men in stripes got the unusual superstar treatment from the fans. excited to see their regular referees back in action. their labor dispute forced to an end after the blown call last week by their replacements. >> the game's final play. >> reporter: in monday night's game, between packers and seahawks the jump ball appears to be grabbed by green bay. >> who do they give it to? touchdown. feels like a jennings' interception. >> reporter: the replacement refs gave the call and the win to seattle. sparking national outrage and ridicule. the nfl received 70,000 phone complaints. even "saturday night live" couldn't resist. >> time of death 2:15. >> no, no, no, i'm not dead. also it is 4:30. [ whistle ] >> one man who wasn't laughing, replacement referee mike peak. he was on the field working that game. >> to see the game fall apart at the end. it was really one of the thing that would make you want to go in the back room and cry a few tears. >> reporter: though he didn't make the call, the community
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college teacher from texas with 13 years of division i college reffing experience stands by his fellow fill-ins. >> if somebody asks me -- is it a good call for bad call. depends on where you live. >> reporter: with regulars on the field at full force. they're still at the mercy of the players, coaches and fans. >> number 29, defense. first down. >> reporter: after all, all referees are still only human. as for the regular refs, they're certainly used to fans second-guessing their calls on the field. but their decision to hold out has resulted in a new eight-year deal earning them more money and a bigger pension. john schifrin, abc news, new york. >> never say never. the refs, high-fiving fans down the, down the -- field. >> you don't see that ever. >> first and last time. ever. >> i think the honeymoon is already over. and they botched a call in green bay. almost cost the packers a game if not for -- >> botched a call today.
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>> botched a call, the saints' kicker missing the field goal. >> maybe a conspiracy. paula, you would never do something like that if you were a referee. hey, there you go. >> what am i reffing? >> nfl, big time. >> yeah. hey you! get off the field! >> reffing, the "world news now" flag football game. >> not going to play. going to ref it? >> i will ref it. i will cheat. >> can i be coach? >> when we come back it's time for "the skinny." >> a secret celebrity wedding, straight ahead. you are watching "world news now." >> announcer: abc's "world n
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♪skinny so skinny ♪ >> well, gentlemen if you are ann hathaway fans. she is off the mararket. officially. she got married in a secret, clandestine, covert. over the weekend in big sur, california to her fiance, adam schulman, engaged the last year. been together. look at that beautiful gown. she wore a valentino, off-the-shoulder, vintage-inspired creation, teamed up with white shoes. she reportedly wore no jewelry. not that she need to. just naturally gorgeous. they spent $100,000 flowers
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alone and treated guests to a vegan menu. a lot of people didn't see this necessarily coming -- >> vegan menu. >> give me some meat. >> i want the steak, filet. >> they have been engaged for a year. she told "hello" magazine they were thinking of getting married in 2013. they were too busy. fooled everybody. >> sure did. pulled the little bait-and-switch. let's talk justin bieber, case of bieber fever, literally possibly. he was on stage last night in glendale, arizona, feel bad, he was in the middle of his concert. and here we go, watch. >> what happened? >> what's the word, upchuck, regurgita regurgitate, puke. >> no way! he apologized to the crowd for being sick. didn't seem to mind. ran off stage. came back, two times. took to twitter. reassured his fans. tonight's performance will go on. and even -- tweeted something pretty funny. showed a picture of the anchorman movie. >> ron burgundy. >> ron burgundy.
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had that good little line -- saying maybe milk was a bad choice. >> classic scene. strolling down, san diego, pounding curdled milk. >> curdled milk. yes. >> if you are a foo fighter fan. >> i like foo fighters. >> should have been in new york, for a concert, just played at global citizen festival over the weekend. their front man, dave groll said this might be the last chance for fans to see them for a very long time. early on in their set, he said -- not making a big deal out of it. we don't have any shows after it. this is it, man. honestly, i don't know when we are going to do it again. they are actually done touring. don't have a new album in the works. and he, by here, dave groll, he has several side projects. fantastic show. i had some friends that went to it, performed alongside black peas, and neil young. >> the coolest. >> nice concert in central park. >> they're taking time off. not a publicity stunt.
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it's the real thing. schwarzenegger, arnold, a new book out. it's quite revealing. he will be on "gma" later and talk about it live with george stephanopoulos. should be a very interesting interview. >> juicy. >> his lifelong penchant for secrecy and ability to put his emotions on deep freeze, let him into secrets with wife maria shriver, causing their marriage to break up. when he was forced to admit he fathered a child with the family housekeeper years earlier. let's listen to arnold. >> you didn't know how to tell her? >> i didn't know how to tell her without worrying it would get out. whatever. >> and she would leave you while you were still governor? >> i don't think that was much an issue as just -- how do wraps. >> arnold basically said inability to be honest with people hurt those closest to him. the book is called -- "total recall my unbelievable true life
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story." that man has had an unbelievable life story. >> he says he was dishonest in everything. even like from when he had heart surgery, decided to run for governor. not the way necessarily you want to communicate with your spouse. >> talking to george on gma in a little bit. >> just saying. >> just saying. we'll be right back. in a little bit. >> just saying. >> just saying. we'll be right back. the rest is up to you. so consider an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, they pick up some of what medicare doesn't pay. and save you up to thousands of dollars in out-of-pocket costs. call today to request a free decision guide to help you better understand what medicare is all about. and which aarp medicare supplement plan works best for you. with these types of plans, you'll be able to visit any doctor or hospital that accepts medicare patients... plus, there are no networks, and you'll never need a referral to see a specialist. there's a range of plans to choose from, too.
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early for a boy who wanted it to. nathan has been fighting cancer since he was just a year old. his mom and dad and the phone calls that come at all hours of the day. >> it is never good when the doctor's office calls you after hours. >> reporter: what started as brain cancer spread, he had surgery, chemotherapy and he is fighting it. his latest scan shows tumors have been stubborn. even at 5 knowing he is up against a fight. he said that the one thing that would make him happy and get hem through it would be to celebrate an early christmas. >> nathan asked when we got home if we would -- put up our christmas tree and our lights that he thought that would make him feel better. >> reporter: and this weekend it wasn't just christmas at nathan's house. >> hello! >> reporter: it was christmas all through the neighborhood, the people next door, putting up their christmas lights too. and indoors nathan was invited to decorate their tree and each the christmas cookies. >> sugar cookies your favorite, right? >> reporter: the neighbors telling nathan and his family we're in this together. >> we have pretty much walked
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this journey from the beginning. it was never a question if we were going to do it. when he asks for it to be christmas in the middle of september, you just do it. >> so what we have right now is christmas on september 26th, 2012. >> reporter: aware of the fight ahead for nathan they still plan on celebrating christmas with him on december 25th. they're hopingn early christmas gift and neighborhood behind him will get him there. >> if he asks us to leave it up we may leave it up all year. in all honesty, every day should be like christmas, we should have the spirit of christmas in us. >> david muir, abc news, new york. >> sweet story. >> what a brave boy. foevery family going through something like that, a lot of families out there, you know prayers, and thoughts. because that's -- unspeakable pain. >> absolutely. our prayers go out to nathan, his family. christmas a little early sound pretty good to me. come on. all right, we'll see you in a bit. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now," informing
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